Best of the West: Wildfire edition

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Nevada helitack base
  • Wyoming Alpine Lake Fire burning at night by Larry Landeros
  • Taylor Bridge fire in Washington state
  • Sky Crane drops water on fire in Utah
  • Nevada helitack base
  • Mel Gard photo of Oregon's Cache Creek fire
  • Little Bear fire in New Mexico
  • Fire buring near Cove Creek along the Salmon River Mustang Complex in Idaho
Nevada helitack base
An Erickson Air Crane helicopter, owned and operated by Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated, of Portland, Ore., and based in Central Point, Ore., is pictured lifting off at the White Pine County Airport Monday en route to the North Schell Fire Nevada